Gordon Gillott Obituary, Death- We regret to inform you that Gordon (Joe) Gillott, formerly the Club Secretary for Bridlington Town, passed away recently. It is with great sadness that we make this announcement.
Gordon had been sick for a number of months by the time he had to unwillingly step down from the function of secretary, a job he had held for a number of years. During this extremely trying time, our deepest condolences go out to Sue, who was his partner. Everyone at the club will grievously miss him because he was highly regarded there and was always willing to provide a helping hand to his fellow committee members, team managers, coaching staff, ground crew, as well as players, and bar staff.
He was a true gentleman of non-league football, a volunteer who was very loyal, trustworthy, and worked very hard. During his retirement, he devoted many hours to maintaining me and the club in good standing by doing the tasks of club administration and secretarial work.
His peers in the Northern Counties East League and Northern Premier League, as well as the staff at both the East Riding County Football Association and the Football Association, held him in high regard.
He was a Northern Counties East League and Northern Premier League legend. Even when management was making a hasty decision on what should be included in the team sheet, he handled his paperwork with the utmost attention to detail. It used to be that he and Sue would take their breaks in Bridlington at Howard Robinson Cottage or the Revelstoke Hotel, where I and Gina would join them for a few beers. Of course, the breaks were always scheduled to coincide with our home fixtures.
Even though he was unable to attend the town’s most recent victory in the ERCFA Senior Cup Final in early May, I am certain that he was overjoyed and really happy about it. He found out that his all-time favorite team, Nottingham Forest, had a fantastic victory against Arsenal over the weekend, and that as a result, they were able to keep their spot in the Barclays Premier League, thereby avoiding the dreaded drop-down to the Championship.